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International Space Station

  1. [UPDATE] Space Station Astronauts Evacuated to Russian Side After Ammonia Leak Alarm

    Once again proving that lots of people will blow a bunch of money on space thrillers while not enough people pay attention to the real one happening above our heads, the International Space Station woke up to some problems early this morning.

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  2. ISS Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Shows Us How She Gets Haircuts In Space

    Haircuts! In! Space!

    Being in low gravity for long periods of time does alter your body's height or bone density, but it sure won't stop the hair on your head from growing. That's why every once in a while the people aboard the International Space Station have to cut their hair themselves, and judging from Italian astronaut Sam Cristoforetti's livetweets of her own outer space salon session, the process is... pretty messy.

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  3. This Is How Astronauts Bring Christmas to the Final Frontier

    Their stockings were hung by the science labs with care.

    If spending time with certain people over the holidays makes you wish you could press a button and eject to outer space, you should at least be aware of the holiday customs of your destination. ISS Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts will fill you in on how Christmas is celebrated iiiiiiin spaaaaaaaaaaace.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: The Batgirl Cosplay Bar Has Been Raised Exponentially

    She is vengeance. She is bedazzled.

    That's it. This cosplay of the Batgirl #37 cover is flawless. Don't even try to top it. (Psst. Actually please do. We'd be highly entertained.)

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  5. Two Women Soon to Be on ISS Long-Term Crew for Only the Second Time in History

    Today in good news.

    Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first female astronaut, will blast off this weekend to join the ISS crew, including Russian cosmonaut Elana Serova, in orbit. That will make this only the second time in the space station's 16 years of operation that two women have been on its six-member crew at the same time.

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  6. Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Just After Launch To International Space Station

    Writes NASA, "A mishap occurred shortly after liftoff. Orbital has declared a contingency. NASA and Orbital are still determining when a press conference will be held."

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  7. The ISS Astronaut Expedition 42 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Poster Is the Meaning of Life

    Deep Thought was right!

    Maybe we should have paid closer attention when the most intelligent beings on the planet (astronauts) started heading off to outer space.

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  8. Hubble Program Admits Double Standard, Journalists Concerned About Female Cosmonaut’s Hair

    One small step for man, two giant leaps back. One small step, two leaps back.

    In space, no one can hear your bias, but on Earth you better check your privilege.

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  9. The ISS Is Getting Its First Ever Female Cosmonaut Crew Member Tomorrow

    Soyuz better be excited!

    See that person on the right of this picture Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted out this morning? That's Russian Cosmonaut Elena Olegovna Serova, and tomorrow afternoon, she's joining Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore (both also pictured) as they make their way into space for the 41st Expedition to the International Space Station. There, she'll become the first female Russian cosmonaut to ever board the ISS.

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  10. The International Space Station Gets A 3D Printer And A Crew Of Mousetronauts

    "Astromice" is probably more accurate, but the other has a better mouth feel.

    All together now: MICE...IN...SPAAAAAAACE!

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